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Keshav Maharaj Bags two wickets in Successive Balls – T20 World Cup 2024 SL vs SA

The 34-year-old Keshav Maharaj picked up two wickets in successive balls during the T20 World Cup 2024 match between Sri Lanka and South Africa on June 03 at Nassau County International Stadium.

Maharaj dismissed Wanindu Hasaranga and Sadeera Samarawickrama for a duck helping the side to restrict Sri Lanka by 77 runs. Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada joined hands in destroying Sri Lanka’s batting line up picking 04 and 02 wickets respectively.

Coming to the match, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat where Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis opened the innings where Ottneil Baartman bagged the wicket of Nissanka for three runs.

Nortje dismissed Kusal Mendis and Kamindu Mendis for 19 and 11 runs respectively. With Maharaj dismissing Hasaranga and Samarawickrama for duck, Sri Lanka lost five wickets for scoring 40 runs.

Nortje dismissed Asalanka and Angelo Mathews for 6 and 19 runs creating havoc in the middle order. With Theekshana’s 7* runs, Sri Lanka scored 77, losing all 10 wickets in the last over.

With the target of 78 runs, Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks opened the innings for South Africa, but a delivery from Thushara broke the partnership of the openers and dismissed Hendricks for four runs.

Shanaka bagged the wicket of Aiden Markram for 12 runs and by the end of power play, South Africa scored 27 runs losing two wickets. Hasaranga picked the wickets of Quinton de Kock and Tristan Stubbs for 20 and 13 runs respectively.

With a 19* runs knock from Heinrich Klaasen, South Africa scored 80 runs for four wickets in the 17th over to win the match by 6 wicket difference.

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